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  ECOGIG02  -  2016  -  Endeavor  
  Project Information  
Project Title: Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and Gas Inputs to the Gulf – 2 (ECOGIG-2) Project Status: Submitted
Principal Investigator: Samantha B. Joye, Georgia Project Institution: Georgia
Project ID: 104423 Version #: 3
Date Submitted: 7/2/2014 11:26:00 AM Created By: Samantha B. Joye
Date Last Modified: 8/31/2017 3:08:00 PM URI Serial #: None
Funding Agencies: GOMRI - NONE - Funded
Summary of Field Work: The goal of the ECOGIG program is to understand the impact and signatures of natural hydrocarbon seepage on the Gulf of Mexico's coupled benthic/water column ecosystem. We will also continue to track impacts of and recovery from the Macondo/BP Deepwater Horizon Blowout. To achieve the goals of our program, we will collect water column (using the CTD rosette/niskins) and sediment (multiple corer and deep gravity corer) samples and carry out bottom water geophysical/geochemical surveys using a deep-towed instrument sled (that we will provide). On each annual cruise, we will visit up to 8 sites in the North/North Central Gulf of Mexico.
Summary of Facility Requirements: For each cruise, we will need a CTD/rosette, MOCNESS, 0.322 EM wire for towing, ADCP, sufficient deck space for Multiple Core deployments/recoveries, a radioisotope isolation van, and if possible a cold van.
Summary of other requirements and comments:  
Ship Request Identification
Type of Request: Primary Ship Use Request Status: Submitted
Request ID: 1007059 Created By: Samantha B. Joye
Date Last Modified: 7/2/2014 1:09:00 PM Date Submitted: 7/2/2014 11:26:00 AM
Requested Ship, Operating Days and Dates
Year: 2016 Ship/Facility: Endeavor
Optimum Start Date: 6/5/2016 Dates to Avoid: This project extends a long term data set so our cruises need to be conducted in the same temporal window (as noted above)
Earliest Start Date: 5/15/2016 Multi-Ship Op: No
Latest Start Date: 7/15/2016 Other Ship(s):

Operating Days Needed: Science Days Mob Days De-Mob Days Estimated Transit Days Total Days
24 1 2 0 27
Repeating Cruise?
(within same year)
Yes Interval: annual # of Cruises: 3

Description of Repeating cruise requirements: We proposed annual cruises in June 2015, 2016 and 2017. Since we are continuing a time-series data set, the cruises need to be within the same temporal window as our previous cruises which constrains the timing of the start of our cruises to between mid-May and mid-July.
Justification/Explanation for ship choice, dates,
conflicts, number of days & multi-ship operations:
We have used the Endeavor for NSF and GOMRI/ECOGIG-related work since 2011. We are familiar with the ship, it's operational capabilities and the crew. This vessel is ideal for our proposed studies.
Work Area for Cruise
Short Description of Op Area
for use in schedules:
Northern Gulf
Description of Op Area: Northern/North Central Gulf of Mexico
Op Area Size/Dia.: 200 nm
  Lat/Long Marsden Grid Navy Op Area
NA09 map
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Foreign Clearance and Permitting Requirements
Foreign Clearance Required? No Coastal States:
 Important Info on Foreign Research Clearances  

Are you or any member in your science party bringing in any science equipment items which are regulated for export by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)?
No If yes, have you applied for the necessary permits through your export control office? No
 Questions about ITAR/EAR regulations?

Comments about foreign clearance requirements or
description of any other special permitting requirements
(e.g., MMPA, ESA, IHA, Marine Sanctuaries, etc.)
Port Calls
Requested Start Port Intermediate Port(s) Requested End Port
Gulfport, MS, USA None Gulfport, MS, USA
Explanation/justification for requested
ports and dates of intermediate stops
or to list additional port stops

 Important Info on Working in Foreign Ports

Science Party
Chief Scientist: Samantha B. Joye, Georgia
# in Science Party 16 # of different science teams 4 # Marine Technicians to be
provided by ship operator:
(include in science party total)
Explanation of Science Party Requirements and Technician Requirements The size of the science party is dictated by the multidisciplinary nature of our work. One technician is needed to assit with processing of CTD ops and CTD and other shipboard data.
Instrumentation Requirements That Impact Scheduling Decisions
Unselected Dynamic PositioningUnselected ADCPUnselected MultibeamUnselected Seismic
Unselected Dredging/Coring/Large Dia. Trawl WireUnselected Stern A-frameUnselected Fiber Optic (.681)Unselected 0.680 Coax Wire
Unselected SCUBA DivingSelected Radioisotope use - briefly describeUnselected NO Radioisotope use/Natural level workUnselected Other Operator Provided Inst. - Describe
0 PI-Provided Vans - briefly describe Unselected MOCNESS  
Explain Instrumentation or Capability
requirements that could affect choice
of ship in scheduling.

We will be conducting radiotracer experiments on our cruises in the UNOLS radioisotope isolation van.

Major Ancillary Facilities (that require coordination of schedules with ship schedule)
Unselected Helicopter Ops (USCG)Unselected Twin OtterUnselected Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) 
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV)
Unselected Other AUVUnselected Sentry  
Coring Facility
Unselected Jumbo Piston CoringUnselected Large Gravity Core Unselected MC800 multicorer w/ MISO camera/telemetryUnselected OSU Coring Facility (MARSSAM)
Unselected Other Large Coring FacilityUnselected WHOI Long Core  
Human Occupied Vehicle (HOV)
Unselected AlvinUnselected Clelia (HBOI)Unselected JSL I & II (HBOI)Unselected Other HOV
Other Facility
Unselected MISO Facility - deep-sea imagingUnselected Other FacilityUnselected Potential Fields Pool Equipment 
Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)
Unselected JasonUnselected Other ROV  
Seismic Facility
Unselected Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Center (OBSIC)Unselected Ocean Bottom Seismograph Instrument Pool (OBSIP)Unselected Ocean-Bottom Seismometer Program (UTIG)Unselected Other Seismic/OBS Facility
Unselected PASSCALUnselected Portable MCS groupUnselected Portable MCS/SCS groupUnselected U.S. Geological Survey Ocean Bottom Seismometer Facility (USGS at WHOI)
Towed Underwater Vehicle
Unselected ARGO IIUnselected Hawaii MR1 (HMRG)Unselected IMI12 (HMRG)Unselected IMI120 (HMRG - formerly DSL 120A)
Unselected IMI30 (HMRG)Unselected Other Towed Underwater VehicleUnselected Towfish 
UNOLS Van Pool
Unselected AUV Lab Van #1Unselected Clean Lab VanSelected Cold Lab VanUnselected General Purpose Lab Van
Selected Radioisotope Lab VanUnselected Wet Lab Van  
UNOLS Winch Pool
Unselected Mooring SpoolerUnselected Portable WinchUnselected Turn Table 
Explain Major Ancillary Facilities
Requirements and list description
and provider for "other" systems.
Our work requries a radioisotope isolation van. We would also like to have a cold van on board but realize space may limit that request.

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